Ubergizmo: Researchers Create A COVID-19 Antibodies Testing Kit That Can Return Results In 30 Minutes

Ubergizmo: Researchers Create A COVID-19 Antibodies Testing Kit That Can Return Results In 30 Minutes. “Over the years, the tech has been improved upon and has since expanded to cover more than 40 different allergens, and now also covers several key COVID-19 proteins. How it works is that a microchip is coated with a substance that can react to light. A sample liquid containing the protein of interest is dropped onto the microchip and then exposed to ultraviolet light that immobilizes the protein. A CCD camera is then used to measure the amount of emitted light which happens when antibodies in the blood serum bind to the viral proteins, and from there, the system can then quantify the number of antibodies present.”

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